The problem of woman’s emansipation in the feuilleton “Amazonia: a very inept story” by Mykola Chirsky

Руснак, Ірина Євгеніївна (2020) The problem of woman’s emansipation in the feuilleton “Amazonia: a very inept story” by Mykola Chirsky Літературний процес: методологія, імена, тенденції : зб. наук. пр. (філол. науки) (15). pp. 71-76. ISSN 2311-2433

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Abstract

The author of the article analyzes the problem of the female emancipation in the little-known feuilleton «Amazonia: A Very Inept Story» (1924) by Mykola Chirsky. The author determined the genre affiliation of the work and examined its compositional structure. Three parts are distinguished in the architectonics of associative feuilleton: associative conception; deployment of a «small» topic; conclusion. The author of the article clarifies the role of intertextual elements and the method of constantly switching the tone from serious to comic to reveal the thematic direction of the work. M. Chirsky’s interest in the problem of female emancipation corresponded to the general mood of the era. The subject of ridicule in provocative feuilleton was the woman's radical metamorphoses, since repulsive manifestations of emancipation became commonplace. At the same time, the writer showed respect for the woman, appreciated her femininity, internal and external beauty, personality. He associated the positive in women with the functions of a faithful wife, a caring mother, and a skilled housewife. In feuilleton, the writer did not bypass the problem of the modern man role in a family, analyzed the value and moral and ethical guidelines of his character. The husband’s bad habits received a caricatured interpretation in the strange behavior of relatives. On the one hand, the writer did not perceive the extremes brought by female emancipation, and on the other, he mercilessly criticized the male “virtues” of contemporaries far from the standard. The artistic heritage of Mykola Chirsky remains little studied. The urgent task of modern literary studies is the introduction of M. Chirsky’s unknown works into the scientific circulation and their thorough scientific understanding.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mykola Chirsky; associative feuilleton; female emancipation; intertextual elements.
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Статті у періодичних наукових виданнях Університету, які не включені до затвердженого Переліку МОН України (не входять до категорії Б)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Професор Ірина Євгеніївна Руснак
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 07:30
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2020 07:30
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/32410

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